ROUTE 2012: Entering Georgia

Fourth day is spent at borders and Batumi, enjoying local Xinkali and Xachapuri

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“In Turkey, a liter of unleaded fuel is at 2.20 €, while in Georgia it costs 1.10 €. And in our hotel in Batumi, the suite costs 130 lari, or about 65 euros only!!”

Kostas Mavrokefalos

“Batumi is a coastal city of great contrasts. Entering the town, you see only poverty which reflects in the very old buildings. Arriving at the beach on the other hand, you meet great opulence and construction boom, with the aesthetics sometimes flirting with kitsch.”

Dimosthenis Loukisas


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Our friends started the fourth day of the trip a bit... loudly and then took the road to Georgia: “Our hotel room was beside the small coastal airport of Trabzon. We decided to sleep a little bit longer and so we did! Until at 12 in noon, when a plane landed and woke up us suddenly. After a typical breakfast, we settled on our Ford Focus and with Tom at the wheel we took the road to the Turkey - Georgia borders. The next 200 km is a straight line with Black Sea to your left, which today seems to be even darker because of the cloudy weather. The coastal towns are not developed based on tourism and the absence of boats is noticeable. The road network is modern though, with lots of tunnels. Passing through one of them, we suddenly got at the border. Watching right and left, we reached to a huge queue of cars with drivers from Iran, Azerbaijan and of course Georgians returning to their homeland. We waited there for four hours in an impressive but also melancholic Black Sea coast. We did a number of things to kill time, until drizzle started and we hided inside the spacious Focus. Eventually, after 4 hours we passing borders and stopped to change currency and refuel, paying the half for fuel of what we used so far. In Turkey, a liter of unleaded fuel is at 4.46 Turkish lira (2.20 €), while in Georgia it costs 2.23 Lari (1.10 €). The weather is still cloudy/ rainy, as we reach at the beach of Batumi, looking the new impressing buildings. Batumi is a coastal city of great contrasts. Entering the town from the border, you see only poverty which reflects in the very old buildings. Arriving at the beach on the other hand, you meet great opulence and construction boom, with the aesthetics sometimes flirting with kitsch. After a little searching, we find a room at a local hotel, where the suite costs 130 lari, or about 65 euros only!! The receptionist is very eager to show us the city, a proposal we don’t deny. After a while, we go out and soon we discover all the new city of Batumi, which seems ready for big challenges. In recent years, tourists from North but also from Europe are coming here in the summer, flooding this city with the impressive infrastructure. After a while, we meet George Katamadze, former player of Dynamo Kiev and we go to eat Xinkali and Xachapuri (local food) in a traditional restaurant. From one toast to another, as is custom of Georgians (and Greeks of course!!), the hours passed and it's time to retire to our beds. Sure is, Georgia is characterized by warm hospitality. Tomorrow we are heading to Tbilisi.” 

Route 2012_Greece - Turkey - Georgia

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